Time to write…

Just a quick post because the muse is nattering in my ear twenty-four-seven at the moment and always telling me its time to write. But I wanted to give you an update on work and real life stuff before the month of August ends.

First up…I’m running a giveaway for three paperback copies of Chills right now. The draw ends October 5. Postage will be worldwide. Enter here and good luck.

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Yours Until Dawn is now done and all editions are available for pre-order. The book releases November 15. There’s an ebook, paperback, hardcover, and Digitally Narrated Audiobook edition. Audiobooks are available only on GooglePlay and Kobo at present.

The muse has me writing up a storm for the new series I want to launch in early 2023. I’m very excited about this one. I adore writing brothers and the ensuing family drama when they’re gathered together. The first book (Wicked with Him) is in edits right now, book two is flying off my fingers, and the later books main characters are getting loud. I still have covers to design yet and release dates to settle on, but it shouldn’t be long now until I have some news on that score.

On the me front, I’ve pretty much adjusted to life after cataract surgery I had in July. That was a scary time for me, being worried about how the change might impact my ability to write afterward. But I had the best eye surgeon I could hope for and I should not have worried at all. Thanks Dr. Peter. Love your work! And about that story you wanted me to write based on how you and your wife met…well, that’s still percolating in my brain. 😀

Well, that’s it from me. Time to write…these characters won’t seduce each other without my help.

Time to write

 

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She’ll make him a match…ready or not.

Lord Sullivan loved and lost and has returned to London for one purpose only—to find a second bride and have another chance to live happily ever after. But, the widowed earl foolishly promised to marry this season or allow his family to choose his new bride. When the right woman, from the right family, with the right level of appeal, proves utterly elusive, he turns to a discreet matchmaker for help.

Aurora Hillcrest loves the thrill of new romance, but, as she tells the handsome Lord Sullivan, she does not believe love is vital for his future marriage. His heart still belongs to his late first wife anyway. She’s eager to get him to the altar by any means possible—short of marrying him herself, of course.

With Lord Sullivan satisfactorily wed, her new venture as a matchmaker will earn a valuable letter of recommendation to show future clients. Indeed, what could be simpler than matching an outwardly proper—and privately lusty—earl with…well, she’ll think of someone to take him on. Even if that eventuality begins to bother her more than it should.

Yours Until Dawn is a full-length regency historical romance novel. It’s the nineteenth book in the steamy Distinguished Rogues series but can be read as a stand-alone.

On sale 15 November, 2022

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Something new…Audiobooks

something new... AI audiobooks from Heather BoydWhen I first started writing, I was told 1) You were not a real author if you published our own books and 2) ebooks were not proper books. Print was the only legitimate way to reach readers back then.

It’s been over a decade and its clear self-publishing (or indie-publishing) and ebooks are here to stay.

Something new…

Technology is moving at leaps and bounds, especially in the publishing world. Of late there’s been a new development–auto narration or digital narration. AI has found the publishing world and again I’m hearing similar arguments from a decade ago… 1) that AI narration isn’t a real audiobook and 2) human narration is the only legitimate way to create an audiobook.

Sigh.

The naysayers are still around, afraid of losing their livelihoods, just like the traditional publishers were and still are I suspect. I can understand that. But that doesn’t mean I have to agree with them about AI. It’s amazingly good these days. I think there is room for both human and digitally narrated books in the reading marketplace.

More than a decade ago I ignored the naysayers to publish my own ebooks, and I’m sure I’d have never kept writing if I hadn’t dug my heels in and tried something new. Striking out into new territory is exciting. With AI narration it’s fun, too.

I recently released four more AI narrated audiobooks. Coming Together (a re-release), One Wicked Night (my very first publication and first ever ebook), Wicked Mourning, and A Ramshackle Start. These are my short stories. Steamy regency romance. These four are about an hour long for listening and available via Google Books and Kobo.

Over the next year, I’ll be tackling my entire backlist to turn existing and future ebooks into AI audiobooks as quickly as I can. This could be the future of audio books, making them more affordable and accessible. To me its just another way readers can devour my stories. I hope you’ll keep an open mind about AI and take a listen.

H

 

Coming Together is live

Coming Together

Coming Together is live at all retailers

To escape her loveless fate, she’ll succumb to a rogue…or two.

Lady Katherine Wilcox is desperate to avoid marriage to the aging earl her father has chosen for her hand. Thrice her age, the lascivious man who may well squash her on their wedding night fills her with dread at the sight of his sweaty bulk. Her only hope is to win herself another husband, and it appears she’s indeed caught someone’s interest. Though destitute, the wicked Lord Standish could be her salvation…if she could only ignore her equally strong attraction toward his identical twin brother. Both gentlemen set her pulse to racing and whisper of endless pleasure to be found in their arms. Of course, having them both is impossible, but could she ever choose between them?

This sexy menage short story was previously published under the pen name Vivian Bliss.

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